Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 7th January 2021

Answer the following GK Questions based on current and static events of January 7, 2021. Solve all questions and go through explanatory articles linked to them.
Jan 7, 2021 17:23 IST
Modified On: Jan 7, 2021 17:23 IST
Quiz 2021 based on current and static events
Quiz 2021 based on current and static events

Answer the following GK questions related to current and static events of January 7, 2021. Go through the each of the explanations and add on to your current awareness here. 

  1. Which institute has developed Banana Grit?
  1. CSIR- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology
  2. IIT Kanpur
  3. National Bureau of Research in India
  4. CDRI

Ans. a

Explanation: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Pappanamcode has developed a new product, Banana Grit or Granules

  1. With respect to Banana Grit choose the correct statement

i) The Banana grit can be made from any variety of bananas

ii) It is similar to 'rava' or wheat granules in texture

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Pappanamcode have developed a new product, Banana Grit or Granules. The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Pappanamcode have developed a new product, Banana Grit or Granules. It is developed from Nendran bananas which are raw in nature. It has been produced after years of research on the Nendran variety of Banana helping it to open up a new segment of application for banana rich in starch.  Related Read| What is Banana Grit? Know its uses, benefits and significance here

  1. Where is North East’s specialised Ginger Processing Plant situated?
  1. Tripura
  2. Assam
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Manipur

Ans. c

Explanation: North East’s first-ever specialised Ginger Processing Plant at Ri-Bhoui district in Meghalaya has been revived and is likely to become functional this year

  1. Where is Khazan system of farming practised in India?
  1. Manipur
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Goa

Ans. d

Explanation: Khazan Agriculture is prevalent in the estuarine lands of Goa in India. Related Article| What is Khazan farming system?

  1. Choose the correct statement regarding Khazan Agriculture

i) The location of the farmlands is in Chorão, Goa’s estuarine islands on river Mandovi

ii) It is based on the regulation of salinity of water and tides

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Khazan agriculture is a well designed topo-hydro-engineered agro-aquacultural ecosystem. It is based on the regulation of salinity of water and tides. The location is in Chorão, Goa’s estuarine islands on river Mandovi.

  1. The Grammy awards are presented for?
  1. Music
  2. Theatre
  3. Philanthropy
  4. Entertainment

Ans. a

Explanation: The Grammy award is presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The trophy is like a gilded gramophone.

  1. The Grammys have been recently postponed. What is the date now the Awards will be presented?
  1. March 10
  2. March 14
  3. February 12
  4. February 29

Ans. b

Explanation: The 63rd annual Grammy Awards would now be conducted on March 14, 2021. The awards were originally scheduled to be held on January 31st but have been delayed due to concerns over COVID-19.

  1. Which state has recently launched Kisan Kalyan Mission in January?
  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Punjab

Ans. b

Explanation: The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a special program called ‘Kisan Kalyan Mission’ on January 6, 2021, to double the income of farmers of the state.

  1. World’s largest Floating Solar Mission would be on which river dams of the following?
  1. Mississippi River Dam
  2. Omkareshwar Dam on Narmada
  3. Bhakra Nangal Dam on Satluj
  4. Bharamaputra Dam

Ans. b

Explanation: The Renewable Energy Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Hardeep Singh Dang has informed that the world’s largest solar energy project of 600 MW which will be constructed at Omkareshwar dam on Narmada river in the state will begin the power generation by the year 2022-2023. Also Read| MP Govt proposes biggest floating solar plant by 2023

  1. With respect to India’s relationship with the Arctic choose the correct statement

i) India began its involvement with the Arctic in 2007

ii) India under British rule had signed the Svalbard Treaty in 1920, which recognised Norway’s sovereignty over Spitsbergen

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: India under British rule had signed the Svalbard Treaty in 1920, which recognised Norway’s sovereignty over Spitsbergen and allowed other signatories free access to the region along with maintaining a commitment to not militarizing it. Independent India began its engagement with the Arctic in 2007 with a scientific expedition to the region. India and Arctic: All details here

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